[ExI] spike and chess

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Fri May 17 12:12:11 UTC 2019

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 8:50 PM Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com> wrote:

> The number of possible moves in chess quickly scales after a few moves to
> truly ridiculous numbers so we may be waiting awhile.  I've heard 10^120
> bandied about which may be the high end up of estimates but even if it's
> somewhat less, it remains an enormous amount.

That's Shannon's Number, and it a low estimate. G.H. Hardy and Ramanujan
estimated it was 10^10^50.

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